Current DTC Activities

Please join Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Weston, Wilton & Westport Democrats
for a brunch to support:

CT Secretary of the State Denise Merrill

Sunday, April 27th
11:00am – 1:00pm
Home of Jim Ezzes
31 Prospect Road, Westport

Suggested Donation $100
All Donations between $5 and $100 gratefully accepted
RSVP and Questions: merrill2014@gmail.com


DTC Committee Formation

We are beginning the the formation of six standing committees: Finance, Nominations, Campaign, Program, Communications, and Governance.  See below for more details.For further information please CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEERor contact John Hartwell, Chairman of the Westport Democratic Town Committee at 203-216-1425 or email at jhartwell@westportdemocrats.org

ANY REGISTERED WESTPORT DEMOCRAT
IS ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND A CONVENTION
OR SERVE ON A COMMITTEE 

 


Standing Committees

Finance
Required by the bylaws.   Oversees all fundraising, including targeted solicitations and major events (in coordination with Programs).  Will assist the Campaign committee in devising an overall budget for election-oriented activities.   Current rules have the Treasurer as Chair.  Recommendation: two co-chairs, with Treasurer as a member.

Nominations
Required by the bylaws.  Responsible for recruiting and vetting candidates for local elections, filling vacancies on the DTC, and managing a “pipeline” of Democratic talent for town boards and commissions.  Supplemented by current/former elected officials where necessary for individual races.

Campaign
Develops and maintains a “campaign toolkit” for local candidates, particularly those running for the first time.  Manages voter database and liaises with federal and state campaigns.  Coordinates local volunteer recruitment, election HQ, and GOTV.

Program
Responsible for speakers at monthly meetings, theme development and execution (with Finance) for major fundraising events, and public policy forums designed to advance the Democratic “brand”.

Communications
Manages press relationships, generates “earned media”, oversees Facebook and Twitter accounts, letter writing activities, and DTC mailings.

Governance
Reviews DTC bylaws laws periodically to ensure compliance with state statutes and CT Democratic Party regulations.  Drafts and proposes refinements as needed to improve local committee governance.


Democratic Town Committee (DTC) for 2014-2016

Members of the 2014-2016 Westport Democratic Town Committee have been officially selected. Officers and District Leaders were selected at the March 13, 2014 Organizational Meeting.
Click HERE for list of 2014-2016 DTC Members

For further information please contact John Hartwell, Chairman of the Westport Democratic Town Committee at 203-216-1425 or email at jhartwell@westportdemocrats.org